April 25, 2022

AJMLS Participates in 15th Annual Youth and the Law Summit


On Saturday, April 23, 2022, Atlanta’s John Marshall Law School (AJMLS) sponsored and participated in the 15th annual Youth and the Law Summit. Each year, Fulton County Juvenile Court has partnered with the Gate City Bar Association; AJMLS; and Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete, LLP. 

Hosted by former AJMLS administrator and current Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge, Renata Turner, this year’s summit was titled “Straight Talk… No Cap” and welcomed more than 100 teenagers. Dr. Bridgett Ortega, AJMLS Associate Dean of Career Services and Professional Development, served as a co-chair to the annual event. The event fostered open dialogue for teens to communicate the challenges they face, brainstorm and discuss solutions, and exchange information on what they need to be successful. This year’s presenters included Hank Stewart, President of The Stewart Foundation; Aakeem Woodard, author and certified speaker, coach, and trainer for The John Maxwell Team; Lisa Thomas, Certified Resilience Coach with Dovetail Learning; Coty Martin, founder and President of Adversity University and Executive Director of the MBK Foundation; Reginald Emanuel, Year Up Atlanta; and Julious Khalid, founder of The Young Generation Movement.

The Annual Youth and the Law Summit is held every year during the month of April and continues to be a bridge between our youth and tools they can use to pursue brighter futures. Many organizations helped support this effort and AJMLS is proud to be a part of such a great group.